Proposed Collection, Comment Request, 71075-71076 [2011-29535]

Download as PDF 71075 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 16, 2011 / Notices Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of November 2011. Kimberley D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2011–29534 Filed 11–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the Labor Market Information (LMI) Cooperative Agreement application package. A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the SUMMARY: section of this notice on or before January 17, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to (202) 691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, at (202) 691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: what is included in the whole LMI Cooperative Agreement package. The final Cooperative Agreement, including the work statements, will be submitted separately to the Office of Management and Budget for review of any minor year-to-year information collection burden changes they may contain. I. Background The BLS enters into Cooperative Agreements with State Workforce Agencies (SWAs) annually to provide financial assistance to the SWAs for the production and operation of the following LMI statistical programs: Current Employment Statistics, Local Area Unemployment Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages, and Mass Layoff Statistics. The Cooperative Agreement provides the basis for managing the administrative and financial aspects of these programs. The existing collection of information allows Federal staff to negotiate the Cooperative Agreement with the SWAs and monitor their financial and programmatic performance and adherence to administrative requirements imposed by common regulations implementing Office of OMB Circular A–102 and other grant related regulations. The information collected also is used for planning and budgeting at the Federal level and in meeting Federal reporting requirements. The Cooperative Agreement application package being submitted for approval is representative of the package sent every year to State agencies. The work statements included in the Cooperative Agreement application also are representative of The BLS is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: Labor Market Information (LMI) Cooperative Agreement. OMB Number: 1220–0079. Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Frequency: Monthly, quarterly, annually. ADDRESSES mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Information collection Respondents Work Statements ..................................................................... BIF (LMI 1A, 1B) ...................................................................... Quarterly Automated Financial Reports .................................. Monthly Automated Financial Reports .................................... BLS Cooperative Statistics Financial Report (LMI 2A) ........... Quarterly Status Report (LMI 2B) ............................................ Budget Variance Request Form .............................................. Total ......................................................................................... Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 Nov 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 54 54 48 48 7 1–30 1–54 1–54 Frequency Frm 00122 Fmt 4703 Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for an extension to the existing clearance for the LMI Cooperative Agreement package. III. Desired Focus of Comments Responses 1 1 4 8 12 4 1 ........................ Total Burden Cost (operating/ maintenance): $0. PO 00000 II. Current Action Sfmt 4703 54 54 192 384 84 4–120 1–54 773–942 Time 1–2 hr ........ 1–6 hr ........ 10–50 min .. 5–25 min .... 1–5 hr ........ 1 hr ............ 5–25 min .... .................... Total hours 54–108 54–324 32–160 32–160 84–420 4–120 0–23 260–1315 Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1 71076 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 221 / Wednesday, November 16, 2011 / Notices Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of November 2011. Kimberley D. Hill, Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics. [FR Doc. 2011–29535 Filed 11–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–24–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Bureau of Labor Statistics Proposed Collection, Comment Request ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments on the proposed extension of the ‘‘BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics (OSHS) Cooperative Agreement application package.’’ A copy of the proposed information collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed SUMMARY: below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before January 17, 2012. ADDRESSES: Send comments to Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also may be transmitted by fax to (202) 691–5111 (this is not a toll free number). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nora Kincaid, BLS Clearance Officer, telephone number (202) 691–7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See ADDRESSES section.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Secretary of Labor has delegated to the BLS the authority to collect, compile, and analyze statistical data on work-related injuries and illnesses, as authorized by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–596). The Cooperative Agreement is designed to allow the BLS to ensure conformance with program objectives. The BLS has full authority over the financial operations of the statistical program. The BLS requires financial reporting that will produce the information that is needed to monitor the financial activities of the BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics grantees. The Cooperative Agreement application package being submitted for approval is representative of the package sent every year to State agencies. The work statements included in the Cooperative Agreement application also are representative of what is included in the whole OSHS Cooperative Agreement package. The Total respondents Forms final Cooperative Agreement, including the work statements, will be submitted separately to the Office of Management and Budget for review of any minor year-to-year information collection burden changes they may contain. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for an extension to the existing clearance for the OSHS Cooperative Agreement package. III. Desired Focus of Comments The BLS is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility. • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics. Title: BLS Occupational Safety and Health Statistics Cooperative Agreement Application Package. OMB Number: 1220–0149. Affected Public: State Governments. Average burden hours Estimated total burden hours Frequency Per response Annually 54 54 1 4 2 1 2 4 108 216 Total .............................................................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BLS–OSHS Work Statements ............................................. BLS–OSHS2 ........................................................................ 54 5 3 6 324 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:45 Nov 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\16NON1.SGM 16NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 221 (Wednesday, November 16, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 71075-71076]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-29535]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Bureau of Labor Statistics


Proposed Collection, Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing 
collections of information, in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 (PRA95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to 
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, 
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. The 
Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is soliciting comments on the proposed 
extension of the Labor Market Information (LMI) Cooperative Agreement 
application package. A copy of the proposed information collection 
request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below 
in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.

DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the 
ADDRESSES section of this notice on or before January 17, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send comments to Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, 
Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Room 4080, 
2 Massachusetts Avenue NE., Washington, DC 20212. Written comments also 
may be transmitted by fax to (202) 691-5111 (this is not a toll free 
number).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carol Rowan, BLS Clearance Officer, at 
(202) 691-7628 (this is not a toll free number). (See Addresses 
section.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    The BLS enters into Cooperative Agreements with State Workforce 
Agencies (SWAs) annually to provide financial assistance to the SWAs 
for the production and operation of the following LMI statistical 
programs: Current Employment Statistics, Local Area Unemployment 
Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics, Quarterly Census of 
Employment and Wages, and Mass Layoff Statistics. The Cooperative 
Agreement provides the basis for managing the administrative and 
financial aspects of these programs.
    The existing collection of information allows Federal staff to 
negotiate the Cooperative Agreement with the SWAs and monitor their 
financial and programmatic performance and adherence to administrative 
requirements imposed by common regulations implementing Office of OMB 
Circular A-102 and other grant related regulations. The information 
collected also is used for planning and budgeting at the Federal level 
and in meeting Federal reporting requirements.
    The Cooperative Agreement application package being submitted for 
approval is representative of the package sent every year to State 
agencies. The work statements included in the Cooperative Agreement 
application also are representative of what is included in the whole 
LMI Cooperative Agreement package. The final Cooperative Agreement, 
including the work statements, will be submitted separately to the 
Office of Management and Budget for review of any minor year-to-year 
information collection burden changes they may contain.

II. Current Action

    Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for an 
extension to the existing clearance for the LMI Cooperative Agreement 
package.

III. Desired Focus of Comments

    The BLS is particularly interested in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility.
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected.
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submissions of responses.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Agency: Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    Title: Labor Market Information (LMI) Cooperative Agreement.
    OMB Number: 1220-0079.
    Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments.
    Frequency: Monthly, quarterly, annually.

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    Information collection        Respondents      Frequency       Responses          Time          Total hours
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Work Statements...............              54               1              54  1-2 hr..........          54-108
BIF (LMI 1A, 1B)..............              54               1              54  1-6 hr..........          54-324
Quarterly Automated Financial               48               4             192  10-50 min.......          32-160
 Reports.
Monthly Automated Financial                 48               8             384  5-25 min........          32-160
 Reports.
BLS Cooperative Statistics                   7              12              84  1-5 hr..........          84-420
 Financial Report (LMI 2A).
Quarterly Status Report (LMI              1-30               4           4-120  1 hr............           4-120
 2B).
Budget Variance Request Form..            1-54               1            1-54  5-25 min........            0-23
Total.........................            1-54  ..............         773-942  ................        260-1315
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    Total Burden Cost (capital/startup): $0.
    Total Burden Cost (operating/maintenance): $0.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for Office of

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Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; 
they also will become a matter of public record.

    Signed at Washington, DC, this 9th day of November 2011.
Kimberley D. Hill,
Chief, Division of Management Systems, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
[FR Doc. 2011-29535 Filed 11-15-11; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-24-P